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Reasons Why Your Boundaries Suck (And How to Fix Them)
Okay, y’all. We need to talk. I’m going to hit you with a bit of tough love from your resident couples therapist.Read More
For women and femme-identifying folx
Finding new connection and community during a pandemic is hard. This support group for women and femme-identifying folx provides a safe space for connection, support, empowerment, and a breathe of fresh air.Read More
Staying safe and staying connected.
Social distancing really means physical distancing, but staying connected virtually. Without staying connected, we are really isolating ourselves. Isolation increases the risk of a variety of health problems (heart disease, dementia, depression) and leaves us feeling hopeless and alone as we try to make our way through the uncertainty and constant changes.Read More
The holidays are supposed to be joyous - so it can be even harder to talk about depression and anxiety at this timeRead More
How to combat tech habits from taking over your well-being
We live in a time where the world is at our fingertips thanks to smartphones, tablets, and wifi available everywhere. There are, of course, benefits to this, but often it can feel like technology is taking over our lives or our loved ones. Have you ever been to dinner with a friend who can't seem to put down their phone? Or picked up your phone and next thing you know an hour as gone by? Has your device usage left you feeling down?Read More
Learning to set boundaries is tough
It is common to worry that setting boundaries will cause a relationship to suffer and hurt the feelings of the other person. Knowing the purpose of asserting your limits is essential: setting boundaries brings clarity and safety to relationships.Read More
Ask yourself, ARE you....?
Based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson - the founder of EFT, the basis of a lasting, loving relationship lays in this question. We need to be present and accessible with ourselves and our partners in order to obtain that deep, meaningful connection.Read More
Asking for what you want: 5 steps to getting your needs met
We all have needs, but sometimes it can be difficult to convey these needs to our partners. We might struggle with how to communicate our needs or approach our partners. Our partners might misunderstand what we are asking for. Or we might simply fear what happens if our partners refuse to meet our needs.Read More
A series on getting unstuck and learning to live and love with our whole heartsRead More
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There are right ways and wrong ways to fight.
Often people worry that if they are fighting in their relationship that that means they do not belong together. But the truth is that fighting can actually help your relationship become healthier – if you do it right. Arguments, especially in the beginning of your relationship, help to define where the lines are. However, it is important to know what you are fighting about, to be clear about what is upsetting you, and to say what you really mean. Sometimes this is easier said than done.Read More
Communication about sex can be vulnerable
The truth is, communicating openly about sex can be a vulnerable- and sometimes tough- thing to do. For some, knowing where to start with these conversations can feel confusing and overwhelming. Sex and intimacy is such an important part of our identities and our relationships. It is crucial to be able to practice sitting in the vulnerability and have these open conversations with your partner.Read More
Are you unsure how to react to your child coming out to you?
I have had parents ask me this a few times now, so I thought it’s time to share some quick and easy guidelines about how to handle your child’s coming out. What is most important is your relationship with your child. How you react to something that they hold fear or uncertainty around can greatly influence that relationship. You might be nervous about how to handle this for fear of pushing your child away. They have entrusted you with a part of their identity that they may hold anxiety or fear around. They are looking for you to be a safe space, to continue to accept and love them, and to not treat them any differently.Read More
After over 40 years of research, Dr. John Gottman has seen four main predictors of divorce and unhappy relationships.
Divorce or separation doesn’t come without warning. You or your partner isn’t going to go to sleep completely happy with your relationship and then wake up the next morning and think “never mind” for no reason. So what should you be looking out for? Criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.Read More